Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Falling Waters WV
Posts: 486
fighting fish?

I purchased a o. clown fish 2 months ago and I purchased a smaller o. clown fish today and put the new one in the tank and it seems the bigger one is picking on the smaller one. Is this normal and will they stop.

should i place the new fish in my refuge?

it seems that the new fish enters the older clown fishs area. hes adopted the frount left cornor as his home and the new guy seems to think he can go there. i see the new fish come back for more and i am not shure if they are even fightin. just niping or playing tag like my daughter thinks lol
__________________

__________________
Frogspawn
If it was not for mistakes we would never get better.
Frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 3,391
Send a message via Yahoo to tecwzrd
Very normal and it may not stop in the smaller tank.

When adding semi-aggressive fish of the same species it's best to add them together if different sizes or if latter then the same size or slightly larger since the dominate fish is usually the first fish there.

Rearranging rock work and/or time may help, but for now I'd keep the lights off till they settle down. (your corals can go a day or two without issue)
__________________

__________________
-Micah-

If you haven't figured it out yet I like to BOLD links :P

Vote for AA at Aqua Rank
tecwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Falling Waters WV
Posts: 486
well i placed the new fish in the refuge for a peacfull place to rest for a wile. i will keep him there for a wile. and feed him high protine foods. and hope he can hang with the other fish?

should i get a in-tank refuge so that the other fish can see him in hopes of getting use to him?
__________________
Frogspawn
If it was not for mistakes we would never get better.
Frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:07 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 152
Send a message via AIM to surjer Send a message via Yahoo to surjer
I was reading somewhere that you shouldnt isolate the new fish. If anything isolate the exisiting fish.
__________________
surjer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by tecwzrd

Rearranging rock work and/or time may help, but for now I'd keep the lights off till they settle down. (your corals can go a day or two without issue)
This has always worked for me with fighting or agression.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Falling Waters WV
Posts: 486
hmmm good idea.. i never though of that? any one else read that? that would give the smaller fish time to find his own adopted home. but from what i seen he happen to like the same cornor as the larger clown.
__________________
Frogspawn
If it was not for mistakes we would never get better.
Frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:27 PM   #7
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frogspawn
any one else read that?
This is not anything I`ve read just IME
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 152
Send a message via AIM to surjer Send a message via Yahoo to surjer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frogspawn
hmmm good idea.. i never though of that? any one else read that? that would give the smaller fish time to find his own adopted home. but from what i seen he happen to like the same cornor as the larger clown.
Thats where the rearanging of the rock comes in handy I guess....
__________________
surjer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Falling Waters WV
Posts: 486
so in you guys experience i should place the larger fish in the refuge and the new one in the main?
__________________
Frogspawn
If it was not for mistakes we would never get better.
Frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 05:39 PM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
The newer one will get picked on regardless. You have an ocellaris already established and by adding a smaller ocellaris, the larger will show territorial dominance. As long as the smaller clownfish is not physically being beaten or fins torn, I would not worry too much about it. You will also note this behavior in pair-bonding, which could be a possibility for them if she accepts. IME you are preventing the inevitable, which is a confrontation.
__________________

Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fight, fighting, fighting fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fighting Fish? Help! zebbyboy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 08-16-2007 05:25 AM
New fighting fish! zenkatydid Show Off/Photography 15 03-24-2007 11:44 PM
fish fighting Jramatized Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 03-03-2005 08:24 PM
fighting fish kansaschick08 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 05-01-2004 12:44 PM
Behaviour question about Betta fish (Siamese fighting fish) meaningbuggle Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 03-31-2004 08:57 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.